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As You Like It

24 July - 17 August | Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Touring 12 - 19 July | Oxfordshire and beyond

“A wonderful, quintessentially Oxford evening. Creation does it again!” Ox in a Box (Much Ado About Nothing, 2023)

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.”

Join us for an unforgettable evening as Lucy Pitman-Wallace, the award-winning director of  productions for the RSC, Lord Chamberlain’s Men, Nottingham Playhouse, and Salisbury Playhouse, brings a fresh twist to Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, As You Like It.

Transport yourself back to the 1970s, the era of peace, love, and endless summer nights, in an enchanting outdoor setting, a perfect backdrop for this tale of love and laughter.

Bring your friends, pack a picnic, and get ready to be transported to a world where romance and revelry reign supreme. As You Like It will be performed on the beautiful lawn in front of Wycliffe Hall, as well as on tour in Oxfordshire and beyond.

‘As You Like It’ Tour
We’re taking ‘As You Like It’ on the road! We’ll be visiting beautiful locations within Oxfordshire and beyond. All of our tour venues are ‘bring your own seating’, so bring along a picnic blanket or chairs, and enjoy the magic of outdoor theatre.

Heath Farm, Chipping Norton – 17 July, 19.00 | Tickets below
Ham House & Gardens – 19 July, 19.00 | Tickets below

Creative Team

Cast 

James Bradwell – Orlando
Clive Duncan – Duke Senior, Duke Frederick, Adam, Touchstone
Ailsa Joy – Celia, Phebe
Anna Tolputt – Oliver, Le Beau, Jacques, Audrey
Neil Urquhart – Charles, Silvius, Amiens
Emily Woodward – Rosalind

Creative Team

Lucy Pitman-Wallace – Director
Delphine Du Barry – Designer
Alex Silverman – Composer/Musical Director
Michael Deacon – Assistant Director
Sabrina Chen – Stage Manager

Gallery

There will be a captioned BSL show on the 16th August at 2.30pm.

How to find us
Please see Wycliffe Hall’s guidance on how to find the venue.

The Hawth, Crawley, RH10 6YZ
How to get here
Free parking is available onsite.

Heath Farm, Swerford, Chipping Norton, OX7 4BN
How to get here
Parking is available along the driveway.

Ham House & Gardens, Ham St, Richmond, TW10 7RS
How to get here
Parking is available at the nearby Ham Street car park.

Hughenden, High Wycombe, HP14 4LA
How to get here
Parking available onsite.

Cast 

James Bradwell – Orlando
Clive Duncan – Duke Senior, Duke Frederick, Adam, Touchstone
Ailsa Joy – Celia, Phebe
Anna Tolputt – Oliver, Le Beau, Jacques, Audrey
Neil Urquhart – Charles, Silvius, Amiens
Emily Woodward – Rosalind

Creative Team

Lucy Pitman-Wallace – Director
Delphine Du Barry – Designer
Alex Silverman – Composer/Musical Director
Michael Deacon – Assistant Director
Sabrina Chen – Stage Manager

How many people can sit on a picnic blanket?
The blankets are standard size and could fit 2 adults and 2 young children on at the most.

Is there parking?
See Touring Venues for their parking info.

For Wycliffe Hall – There are a limited number of parking spaces that we have reserved for blue badge holders and disabled audience members; please fill in this form to reserve a car parking spot.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
For Wycliffe Hall
 – Yes; we are performing on the lawn in front of Wycliffe Hall, which is on a flat level from the car park. The car park has gravel and there is a short distance of grass to access the tent.

If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact Box Office and we can help you. Our friendly Front of House team are also available for support on the day of the performance.

What happens if it rains?
For Wycliffe Hall
 – Don’t worry, we’re prepared for the Great British Weather! The performance takes place under cover, within Creation’s summer tent. Please be aware that the performance is still outside, so make sure to wrap up warm if the weather is a bit cooler. We will have rugs and blankets available at FOH.

For touring venues – the performance will take place outside so please bring waterproofs if it looks like rain. Sadly, we can’t use umbrellas due to restricting views.

Can I bring a picnic?
Absolutely!

At Wycliffe Hall, the lawn will be open an hour before the show if you’d like to arrive early. There are also picnic blanket tickets available to book.

What is the running time?
The expected run time is 120 minutes, including an interval.

What is the age limit?
This production is suitable for 11+.

Coming to see As You Like It? Don’t forget to book for our summer family show, Treasure Island. Whilst retaining the narrative of Stevenson’s classic, with depth, integrity, a dash of thriller and a large amount of silliness, Gari Jones’ adaptation zips along like a wacky race brimming with pirate speak, off-the-wall characters and a whole heap of original sea shanties.

Tickets and more information here.

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